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2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

In pursuit of ‘living wage’

Labor, community advocates, faith communities lead adoption of $15 minimum SeaTac wage

United Methodist pastor sees idea of living wage rather than minimum wage making difference for most vulnerable. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Don’t trap people in poverty

Demand all workers be paid living wage

President Obama signs Executive Order raising wages for federally contracted workers. read more »

by The Rev. Michael Livingston
on February 20, 2014

Walmart joins ‘Fair Food Program’

Promises to support Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ social responsibility effort

World’s largest retailer vows to help expand program beyond Florida into new crops. read more »

January 27, 2014

Rising wealth inequality

Does it affect fate of global Methodism?

Plenty of religious reasons exist to be leery of wealth inequality. read more »

by David Scott
on January 27, 2014

Congress: Stand with those on the economic margin

If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness... Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets... read more »

Posted by John Hill on September 16, 2013

United Methodists take part in observances

50th anniversary of March on Washington

United Methodists speaking, teaching, marching and more to commemorate historic civil-rights event. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on August 26, 2013

Fast-food, retail workers to call for raise

Plan Aug. 29 walkout in dozens of cities

Interfaith Worker Justice encourages prayers, solidarity in fight for $15/ hour, job dignity, right to form union. read more »

by Kim Bobo
on August 26, 2013

Poverty war ‘morphing into war on poor’

Bishop Carder issues warning at Holston’s 4th ‘Abolishing Poverty’

Workshop goals to create awareness, equip attendees to take ministry to next level. read more »

by Annette Spence
on August 12, 2013

It’s time

Minimum wage hasn’t been raised since 2009

Millions of U.S. workers don’t make enough money to support themselves and their families. read more »

by the Rev. Michael Livingston
on August 12, 2013

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